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Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income rose, reflecting strong job gains during the month....

Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist....

US stocks open slightly higher; Freescale jumps on deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher as investors focused on earnings and deal news....

Supreme Court won't hear appeal in foam class action case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of flexible foam manufacturers challenging one of the largest class action lawsuits ever certified....

Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years....

Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires
NEW YORK (AP) -- The world's richest person got even richer this year....

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass....

Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award
GENEVA (AP) -- The large family car Volkswagen Passat has been voted car of the year by European automotive editors at the Geneva International Motor Show....

First Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality....

Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa
NEW YORK (AP) -- Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network....

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Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

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